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is likely to face questions about the pentagon's looming budget crisis. automatic spending cuts set to take effect march 1 mean the defense department will have to find $52 billion in savings this year and half a trillion dollars over the next decade. newshour correspondent kwame holman reports. >> holman: outgoing defense secretary leon panetta recently sounded the alarm at the prospect of looming budget cuts. >> the most immediate threat to our ability to achieve our mission is fiscal uncertainty. >> holman: that damage could be felt soon. thousands of the pentagon's civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks as early as april, according to deputy secretary of defense ashton carter. >> so if the new secretary is confirmed by march 1, the first fight, before he even finds the men's room at the pentagon, is going to be, how do i negotiate with the congress on behalf of my interests in the bigger context of the budget? >> holman: gordon adams was the top white house budget official for national security during the clinton administration, and now teaches at american universi
the pentagon's looming budget crisis. automatic spending cuts set to take effect march 1 mean the defense department will have to find $52 billion in savings this year and half a trillion dollars over the next decade. newshour correspondent kwame holman reports. >> holman: outgoing defense secretary leon panetta recently sounded the alarm at the prospect of looming budget cuts. >> the most immediate threat to our ability to achieve our mission is fiscal uncertainty. >> holman: that damage could be felt soon. thousands of the pentagon's civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks as early as april, according to deputy secretary of defense ashton carter. >> so if the new secretary is confirmed by march 1, the first fight, before he even finds the men's room at the pentagon, is going to be, how do i negotiate with the congress on behalf of my interests in the bigger context of the budget? >> holman: gordon adams was the top white house budget official for national security during the clinton administration, and now teaches at american university. >> when he takes office, the
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:23. take to leaddent's the pentagon will combat criticism in his confirmation hearings. hi le >> president obama's take to lead the department of defense begins the confirmation process. >> lawmakers are not sure chuck hagel is the right person for the pentagon. >> hallie jackson has more. >> chuck hagel answered more than 100 written questions. today he will answer many more in person as his confirmation hearing begins. some senators said they would oppose his nomination for secretary of defense because of this stance on iran and israel. the defense budget is almost certain to come up because of cuts set to be triggered in march. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> 5:27. >> the effort to remove john leopold is in the works but is it legal? i will have details coming up. franciotti live in new orleans where the ravens fans are coming. fans are coming. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i am sarah caldwell. >> i am stan stovall. testimony resumes today for a high school student will have
the big easy is next. >> the pick to leave the pentagon will combat criticism during his confirmation hearings. >> wednesday's storms have clear out but the wind remains. the forecast as we continue right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. happy thursday. i am sarah caldwell. >> i am stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> it was a rough night last night. anywhere from 1-4 inches of rain. there were reports of water rescues and flooded basements. 48 right now. temperatures will continue to drop. the wind will continue to gust up to 40. watch for some heavy snow in garrett county. >> good morning. we have a lot of areas of localized flooding. there is fire activity in the city. we have a crew on the way. harford road is closed for some fire activity at louise. flooding has shut down new hampshire avenue in howard county. york road is closed near beaver run because of
is being sent to the pentagon with a cleaver to hack away at an already shrinking defense budget. his past comments on pentagon spending makes this concern credible. then there is the issue of nukes with brooks writing, the prez sighs himself as a modern day proliferation of pied piper, believing he can lead the likes of russia, north korea, iran and toward total disarmament or nuclear zero. peter brookes joins us now. you said in this same piece, you said that the middle east, as a region is nothing less than a mess with ineffective u.s. policies a big part of the problem. all part of what the defense secretary, the new defense secretary is going to have to address, peter. >> sure. there is no shortage of issues out there. while john kerry was the former chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, so he is basically dealing with colleagues he worked with for a long time, i'm hoping that the senate armed services committee really pushes chuck hagel on obama administration policies. because you know, jon, when you become defense secretary or secretary of state, you don't run your ow
move by the pentagon. >> the tip of the spehr infantry about a tal yonz, these are the ones that attack the enemy. these are all male for good reason. we don't have women in those units it's not a good idea to put them there. everyone is insisting and assuming the standards will be the same. they will be equal but they won't be the same. general dempsey said if the standard is too high and the women can't meet it, we'll ask, should it be so high, that's when the pressure to lower the standards will continue. he also asked for a critical mass of women. that will further lower the standards so we can have more women in the unit. and then we have a diversity commission that says, we're supposed to have diversity metrics, that's another name for quotas and promotions for men will be contingent on meeting the diversity quota. the military is not there just to support equal opportunity. it's there to defent the country and carry out the missions that are asked of them. >> one shouldn't assume every woman would be for this new policy, and most men would be against it, and some men would be aga
the latest move by the pentagon. >> the tip of the spear infantry battalions, the ones that attack the enemy, they are men for good reason. now, everyone is insisting and assuming the standards will be the same. they will be equal. but they won't be the same. because general dempsey said, well, if the standard is too high and the women can't meet it, we'll ask should it be so high. that's when the pressure to lower the standards will continue. he asked for a critical mass of women. that will further lower the standards so we can have more women in that unit. and we have a diversity commission that says we're supposed to have diversity metrics, another name for quotas. the military is not there just for equal opportunity. it's there to defend the country and to carry out the missions asked of them. >> okay. one shouldn't assume every woman would be for this new policy. of course most men would be against it. mikey, you're all for this. tell me about your experience in the military serving alongside women and why you're for it. >> don, i am. i think this is a very sensible, pragmatic decision
the pentagon at this contentious time. >> we cannot allow the work of confronting the great threats we face today to held hostage to partisanship on either side. >> if confirmed chuck hagel would be the first former enlisted man and the first vietnam war veteran to head the pentagon. >>> today the senate will decide whether the government can continue borrowing millions of dollars without congress' permission. it is set to vote on a bill to athe debt ceiling to keep going up through the middle of may had a would delay the ex-penned showdown between democrats and republicans over spending cuts. the house passed a bill last week. >>> president obama says he will sign it if it passes in the senate. >>> we are still following a developing story out of alabama. a-year-old boy is being held hostage and is now going on three days. here is what we know. 63-year-old man boarded a school bus tuesday after fatally shooting the bus driver. he grabbed the 5-year-old sxwoy pled the scene. police tracked the man down but says he has been holding the child hostage for more than 30 hours. neighbors of the m
and first vietnam veteran to lead the pentagon. >>> federal agents seized nearly $14 million worth of fake nfl merchandise. just three days ago until the big game and officers have intercepted 160,000 bogus pieces of super bowl memorabilia. authorities say criminal organizations are actually stealing from american businesses as they try to pass off the knockoffs as the real deal. >>> for more on super bowl xlvii let's send things down to wusa9's andrea roane. she is anchoring our brit and grit coverage -- our blitz and glitz coverage in new orleans. >> reporter: hi. good evening. we don'tike the idea of snow in your forecast because we're having a beautiful evening here. we want to thank david and carol for allowing us to use their beautiful balcony. look at that backdrop again, the brewery and the beautiful lights. it's a gorgeous evening, more and more fans coming into town, more and more ravens fans coming in and they are thrilled about the fact that new orleans is supporting them. everyone is talking about not the baltimore ravens or ray lewis or the 49ers. they're talking halftime en
workers at the pentagon could face furlough. >>> time now for the washington golf slow question of the morning. a new survey of women says this is the number one thing that will determine whether or not she will date a guy or not. what is it? >> is it his profession, his choice in music, or the type of car he drives? >> what do you think? put your answers on our facebook fan page. we'll have some of your responses in 30 minutes. >>> if you answer the question of the day correctly, you'll have a chance to win tickets to the washington golf show. one winner will be randomly selected through friday. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back. your weather first and we are looking at outside our weather terrace. got a little snow and sleet right now. watch out for that. it is spotty in areas but still could be some slick spots as we show you our weather graphics for today on our day planner. temperatures will be climbing out of the low 30s and to mid-30s by 11:00. 38 by 1:00 and high this afternoon. monika? estill light and no issues heading up to 395 and the 14th street bridge. on the e
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. if you'd like to comment, you can sign up when you arrive. >>> the pentagon makes plans for a new spy base. that story coming up. >> we'll enjoy another one of our favorite super bowl ads leading up to sunday's game. >> let's see who is celebrating a birthday today. a special happy birthday to our floor >>> for the first time you have a little treat when you walk out your front door this morning because it's not cold outside. >> a couple of spots are cold but a lot of you will enjoy temperatures in the 40s and even some 50s. a little crazy the next couple of days. we'll be in the 50s and 60s today. well into the 60s tomorrow. by friday we're going to be in the low 30s back again. it's january. we get these wild swings, especially as we get into february and march now. buckle up. here's a look at the visibilities this morning. fog is just a little bit of an issue. we're seeing it worse in garrett county where visibilities have between a quarter mile and zero. some spots one to two miles locally so that's not too bad. delaware and dover is also one- quarter of a mile
wants defense cuts and on the board of a pentagon contractor. rallying around hagel in the meantime. have a majority votes to confirm him if there are no surprises. >>> dc mayor vince gray will announce the results of 2012 fiscal year later this morning which will bring more than $400 million surplus for the city. mayor has hinted he would put the large surplus into the city's fund. help fund social services in the area. >> another one of our top stories this morning, the boy scouts are considering a major policy change on its ban on homosexual leaders and members. >> the ban on gay members has been in place for a long time. but the organization has felt more heat to open up the membership in the wake of growing support for gay marriage and the ending on the ban of gays serving in the military. >> if they ever found out you were homosexual you would lose your vigil in the order of the era. >> the scouts of america in a stunning reversal from age old policy from admitting gays and lesbians saying future scout's honor won't be in question if their board agrees to loosen restrictions.
will be unloading very shortly about 800 gowns into the ballroom at the sheridan pentagon. we're getting ready to start our kickoff of the unveiling of the gowns this evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. >> that's very exciting. the discounts are deep. tell us a little bit about that. >> yes. we have all designers. the gowns are sized from zero to 30. we have up to 85% off on these gorgeous, gorgeous gowns and styles. >> you're unloading them tonight. can you go in and actually preview the gowns tonight so you know what you're going for when the doors open? >> yes. you can preview and purchase your gown this evening at our cocktail party or you can come to our general admission tomorrow which is all day on saturday. >> you have been delightful to bring in some models and some gowns. let's take a look at some of them. they are spectacular. >> so biewf. first we have maryann. she's wearing this gorgeous sweetheart fit and flair gown. look at the detailing on the bod decides. just a fun ruffle skirt. this gown was originally $1,000. you can find it at our sale this weekend for $800. >> that's a re
leaving the occoquan for the pentagon. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. e traffic. >> thank you. >>> new to a developing story out of alabama where a hostage situation enters its third day. 70-year-old jimmy lee dikes has been holding a six-year-old boy hostage since tuesday afternoon t all began when he allegedly boarded the boy's bus, his school bus, killed the driver and then kidnapped the boy. dikes and the buy are now locked up in an underground shelter and police have not said whether he is making demands. neighbors describe the retired truck driver as intimidating. >> i just always called him mean man. everybody knew -- i tried to get several of the neighbors that -- one who has since moved away, i tried to get them to take action with me, but they didn't want to get involved. >> authorities say there is for reason to believe the boy is hurt. dikes was scheduled to appear in court yesterday for charges he shot at neighborhoods in a dispute over a speed bump. >>> president obama's choice to be the next defense secretary is expected to get a grilling from senators this
is live at the pentagon this morning where chuck hagel hopes to be going to work soon. the question is will he? hi, chris. >> how are you? what our sources are telling us is that in just a couple hours, chuck hagel will testify that the militant group hezbollah is a terrorist organization, and that military options should be on the table when it comes to iran. not very controversial, unless you consider what he said in the past. chuck hagel's past is about to come roaring back at him. >> good morning. >> reporter: how he's voted. what he's said. >> he has insisted that the israelis negotiate with hamas, a terrorist organization. >> reporter: one of the first questions could be will you support israel? recently hagel promised he would, saying his record has been distorted. but he'll have to explain what he said before his nomination. >> reference to a "jewish lobby" which i don't believe exists. >> reporter: he will be asked what he meant and why he refused to sign an order designating hezbollah as a terrorist organization. >> i cannot support a nominee for defense secretary who thin
-israel, homophobic politicians eager to get the pentagon's budget. pushback during meetings appears to have been effective, said an official helping him to prepare for the hearing. the effort to vilify hagel and his record as remain at a bus but has not reached the type of crescendo that has doomed high- profile political nominations in the past. 'we have had a very impressive strategy for tackling some of the issues that have been raised,' the hagel aide said on wednesday, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the nomination's outlook. that is not to say that the confirmation is a foregone conclusion, supporters concede. critics have piled on to the initial critiques with charges that hagel's ties to defense contractors and other private sector firms may create conflict of interest. senator carl levin, the chair of the senate armed services committee, says that hagel will face tough questions about his past demands. democrats outnumber republicans on the panel 14-12, but committee insiders are not assuming that hagel will get the votes of every democrat. 'the confirmation will not b
have to pass a law to make law what the pentagon's policy would do. that's the normal course of order. what normally happens when the pentagon issues a policy they create a report send it over to congress and congress acts based on the recommendation. you tell me. should fathers and mothers at home be preparing themselves for having their soon to be 18-year-olds registers for a draft? >> i don't know how soon something like that would happen. i am the father of two boys. if i had daughters i don't think i would want them to be compelled. you are a lawyer any argument taken to its logical extent doesn't look as good as when you are making that initial argument. equality is important. i remain in the national guard i see what contributions women bring. as far as promotion and access wherever possible equality is cherished. however when you shift it into mandatory service for both men and women at the age of 18, i think it makes people -- the hair on the back of their neck to think about the four little girls and whether or not they would be xilcompelled to do something. i went to school
. >>> budget cuts could hit the pentagon, what >>> are you in the wat >>> the search is on for a u.s. fighter jet missing off the coast of italy. the f-16 took off from aviano air base in italy for a training mission last night. the pilot sent out a distress signal over the aidry attic sea. only the pilot was on board. it's not believed that the aircraft was carrying weapons. >>> also happening right now, at least two people are dead after a suicide bomb attack outside the somalian prime minister's office. the attacker detonated bomb as he was being questioned at a checkpoint. dozens nearby were wounded. the prime minister and president were not hurt. >>> the california man is in jail had morning accused of shooting and killing a doctor at his office. police say the man opened fire in an examination room yesterday afternoon in newport beach. an employee says the suspect had an appointment with the doctor. officers arrested the gunman immediately and are investigating just what caused that deadly shooting. >>> one person is dead after a trench collapsed at a construction site near dallas. the
: the president's pentagon choice finds hit -- his worst enemies in his own party. covering the week, david wessel of "the wall street journal." covering the week, david wessel of "the wall street journal." vaughn johnson of
by both parties for ignoring immigration in his first term. >>> a news edge alert, pentagon officials searching over the adriatic sea for a mission u.s. air force f-16 fighter jet. the jet was missing off the coast of italy during a training mission today. the air force lost all contact with the plane and quickly began their sea search. no word if the jet crashed, but the initial word is the f-16 was not carrying weapons. >>> the discussion over how to curb gun violence has several democratic leaders trying to pin down gun manufacturers. they even suggest you be informed if any of your investment goes to companies that own guns overseas. fox's shannon bream has more. >> reporter: as police chiefs and sheriffs from around country gathered at the white house to meet with president obama and discuss gun violence, he put the onus directly on capitol hill. >> as we've indicated before, the only way we're going to be able to do everything that needs to be done is with the cooperation of congress. >> reporter: with growing indications that it won't be easy sledding on the hill, a number of
his pentagon appointedded legal counsel. he says we have been dealing with our attorneys for about a year and a half and we have not been able to get any trust with them. the trial is not expected to start for at least another year leaving some victims' families with unanswered questions. >> i just wonder what made them do such a horrible thing. >> reporter: the five defendants face charges that include nearly 3,000 counts of murder. if convicted, they could get the death penalty. in new york, ainsley earhart, fox news. >> certainly been a long process. >> yes, it definitely has. a little bit below the radar. >>> coming up next, a super sendoff for the ravens. >> they left baltimore yesterday bound for new orleans. hear what head coach john harbaugh says the team will focus on against the 49ers, besides, of course, winning. >> temperatures are rising but mother nature is dealing us another hand that we'll have to deal with besides that. i'll have all the details coming up in your full forecast. we'll be back after the break. ♪ ♪ i'm halfway to your heart ♪ you have to let me
and equipment will have to be ewessed and that will effect military readiness. the pentagon has began laying off 46 temporary and contracted workers. the full-time employees are also in the works. the pentagon is facing nearly $50 billion in cuts unless congress can agree on alternative. president obama violated the constitution. that's the decision from a federal appeals court. the ruling avoid the president's recess appointments of three national relations board members. recess appointments are when the president fills an administration position while the senate is not in session to avoid confirmation. the court says recess appointments can only be made between formal sessions of congress. the ruling also questions the nomination of richard cordray as head of the consumer financial protection bureau. the white house disagrees with that decision calling it, quote, unprecedented but no word on if it will appeal. she was found guilty of murdering her2-year-old daughter but found guilty of lying to -- i'm sorry, not guilty of murdering her daughter but guilty of lying to police. now casey anthony
. it has been happening for the last several months. meanwhile at the pentagon officials are looking at big changes in how they fight cyber terror. bob orr is in washington. >> those attacks on the "new york times" and "wall street journal" are part of a plot to crack critical systems inside of the u.s. cyber detectives traced the computer break-ins at "the new york times" and "wall street journal" to government hackers inside china. chinese deny the allegations calling them not professional and groundless but both papers say there is evidence hackers stole reporters' passwords and attempted to monitor coverage of the chinese government. newspapers are just the latest targets. sources say state-sponsored spies mostly from china every day infiltrate a broad spectrum of government and business networks inside the u.s. >> cyber, i believe, represents as big a threat to the security of this country as any one specific threat. >> reporter: at his confirmation hearing thursday secretary of defense nominee chuck hagel warned computer-based attacks could be crippling
on the brakes and now from the pentagon to the inbound 14th street bridge. inbound along new york avenue still dealing with a stalled vehicle. that was tying up the right lane. headed inbound into northeast. slow traffic oken he will worth avenue. in virginia, the accident eastbound 7 you'll want to stay to the left to get by. average speed on 66 down to 19 miles an hour from fair oaks to 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you. a group of law makers say they plan to push a reform bill through the senate by the summer. the bill's goals include more guest workers, tighter rules employers and a smoother transition to citizenship for illegal citizens. from the organization united we dream. julieta, thank you for being with us. before we get into this, just your overall feeling now. you have a president who seems to stand in concert with the illegal immigrants in the country as far as pushing through the dream act, as far as paths to citizenship. how is your organization feeling now as we look at this compromise of sort? >> well, first of all, i would really like to challen
continue past the beltway. pentagon to the inbound 14th street bridge. delays on 66 fair oaks to 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you. we continue to follow a developing story out of alabama this morning. a man shot and killed a school bus driver and then kidnapped a 6 year old boy. wisdom is back with the latest on this case. >> police are still on the scene in midland city. it's a small town in southeast, alabama. this all began late yesterday afternoon. police say the man boarded the bus and shot the driver several times when he refused to let him take a child. he grabbed the boy and took off. he has been holding him in an under ground bomb shelter. the 6 year old is said to be doing okay. neighbors have been evacuated as a precaution. so far, no word on a motive or if there is any relationship between the man and the boy. the bus driver did die from the gunshot wounds and at this point police have not released the identities of any of the people involved. sarah, back to you. >> all right. thanks. >>> our other big story now, a former police officer faces up
. hundreds of thousands of pentagon civilian employees could be facing furloughs and frozen pay checks if congress doesn't find the mandatory budget. one stays furloughed employee would lose one day of work a week. the pentagon has about 800,000 civilian workers and it's reported these furloughs could save $5 billion. republicans are trying to revive their party with some major changes this morning. the party is looking at a combination of what lawmakers have to do and have to stop doing. the changes in the works for the g.o.p. >> meeting in charlotte. republicans re-elected their party chairman. >> we're going to be the party for everybody, everywhere across america. [applause] >> right now the g.o.p. is in trouble. mitt romney was beaten. barack obama so empowered he forced republicans to back down on the debt ceiling and laid out a liberal agenda for his second term. the g.o.p. is out of favor with the young, minorities and women. not just at the ballot box. 49% of the nation now sees the republican party negatively. in the nbc news "wall street journal" poll only 26% positively. de
policy, just a characteristic of how the pentagon spends. it happens in fits and starts for a bunch of different reasons. the defense spending chart is what economics geeks call lumpy. but when it gets lumpy, drops sharply, gdp goes down. the last big dip on the defense spending chart there, the really big dip there? that is last quarter, the one where we had the overall gr >>> congres m to instr oh, this is s crime, stop. looking back on the latest electoral defeat, the republican strategists are clearly deciding they don't want to be known for having hard line politics that make them talk about women in ways that are creepy. which is why you're seeing the urging of republicans by other republicans to stop front-paging these believes. basically they're saying, even if you think it, try not to say the government should force rape victims to give birth against their will. congressmen, you can think it but not say it. does all the language sensitivity training mean that republicans see themselves as having a policy problem with women, or do they think they just have a language problem
's choice to run the pentagon is a different story. on thursday, former republican senator hagel, a vietnam verb took fire from members of his own party for his opposition to the 2007 troop surge in iraq. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? >> i am not going for give you a yes-or-no answer --. >> refuse to answer that? >> he was hammered by g.o.p. senators who believe he is soft on iran and too tough on israel and grilled about referring to pro israeli groups at the jewish lobby. >> i should have used another term. i regret it. >> he did not help when he miss stated president obama's position on iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons. >> i have been handed a note that i misspoke and said i supported the president's position on containment. >> despite the bruising hearing, hagel is still likely to be confirmed. if so he will be the first secretary of defense who saw combat as an enlisted soldier. >> thank you. >> 6:18. the weekend is here, it is a super bowl w
. >>> a pentagon search and rescue team is scouring the adriatic sea fay missing air force f-16 fighter jet that went missing during a trapping mission yesterday afternoon. the italian coast guard is also helping. -- during a training mission. the initial word is the f-16 was not carrying any weapons. >>> a clue this morning in the disappearance of a plane carrying a famed italian fashion designer. i bag from that plane was found on an island. the family had been clinging to hope that the passenger and crew were alive suggesting they could have been kidnapped. n ki >>> this morning, the music world mourns the loss of sugar foot, the front man of the ohio players. his real nemeira was leroy bonner and he died late last night at the age of 69. they had a series of hits including fire. a post skies him like this. humble yet charismatic, soft spoken and of few words. weight of his thoughts, lyrics and music has influenced countless other artists, songs and trends. >> such a great song too. >> they had a lot of great songs. they had a great one back in the '70s. >> he will be missed. >> yes, def
are about to be out of a job. the pentagon says it's lays off many of the 46,000 temporary and contract workers. the rest of the workforce would face furloughs of one day a week without pays that would last the rest of the 2013 year. it's all in an effort to manage the billions, said to kick in march 1st. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden met with police from across the country today, to talk about ways to stem gun violence. >> we recognize that this is an issue that elicits a lot of passion. no group is pour -- that's where the rubber hits the road. >> the president noted it would take the cooperation of congress to pass the bulk. his goals include restricting access with assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, as well as universal background checks for all gun buyers. >>> the first witnesses were called to the stand for the trial of a baltimore man. michael johnson is charged with the murder of 16-year-old felicia barnes that occurred in 2010. today barnes' older sister testified johnson tried to make a pass at felicia six months before the murder. the prose
of estimates. it looks like the furloughs at the pentagon will be one day a week between the beginning of march and the end of the fiscal year in september. that's essentially a 20% pay cut. but that's not a layoff. doesn't mean don't come back for a while. just means one day a week. so the contractors are trying to figure out how that fits. now, we haven't seen any indication yet of mass layoffs in this area. we're seeing some contractors in other parts of the country doing layoffs. they are very small and not doing anything yet with facilities or anything like that. >> moving forward if this does happen, some of the things that could get cut or impacted by the sequestration, housing assistance, community development programs. the impact this could have on people. talk about that. >> what is interesting is congress would like to give the agencies what's called reprogramming authority. and that means if you spend $10 here or here. but decide this program should have $15 you can move that money. so the ability to move the money is one of the things that we'll be watching as congress figures out
enlisted man and first vietnam veteran to head the pentagon. >>> some big developments in this terrible wreck involving a fire truck. we'll tell you about a new internal investigation, and about the miraculous recovery of a firefighter. >>> plus beyonce's lip-sync controversy. tonight we're hearing from the singer for the first time. >>> we weren't the only ones to get hit with this severe weather. a new look at the damage from this deadly storm. "news4 at 5" is just getting started. >>> keeping virginia students safe, that's the goal of virginia governor bob mcdonald's new task force on school and campus safety. today's the deadline. >> much of the focus is on the public schools, but the private schools are also having concerns. news4's northern have a is a bureau reporter david culver explains. >> julia is volunteer for recess duty today. her son gus to st. amber's -- it's private, but she hopes that doesn't mean it's any less attention. >> i'm a taxpayer. >> inside school principal barbara is constantly monitoring her has. no one from the police department ever -- we didn't know what
as well working that you are way out to the metro stop. 395 at the pentagon, no issues reported as you continue across the 14th street bridge. they are monitoring the roads and simply doling with wet pavement but they are prepared in case things start to ice up for you. beltway outer loop at nam ham avenue flowing closer to university boulevard headed over. -- beltway outer loop as new hampshire avenue flowing closer to university boulevard headed over. >>> in spite of everything that is going on outside, it is still mentoring monday here on fox 5. >> our holly morris joins us from the fox 5 phone bank. are the phones ringing over there? >> right. listen to. this we've had about 30 or so people calling in. lots of wonderful volunteers here ready to take your calls. they are busy but they are not busy enough. there should be no time for them to be chatting with each other. they should be chatting with people out there who want for give of your time. i want to check in with darlene robinson. tell me about casa. >> it is a court appointed special advocacy. what we do is we basically take
to report now northbound on 395 and 95 as you travel from the occoquan headed out to the pentagon. lanes are open and traffic running smoothly each way. north of town, all lanes are open between college park and bethesda. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. e traffic. >> thank you. >>> our big story we are following this morning, a bipartisan deal for our nation's immigration reform. >> just one day after a joint deal was announced by lawmakers, president obama is heading to nevada to announce his plan. melanie a.-- alnwick has that story. >> the president's trip to vegas is to unveil his plan for immigration reform. eight senators, four republicans, four democrats, released framework monday which they call a tough but fair route to citizenship for more than 11 million people living here illegally. it allows more temporary workers to stay, increases border security and cracks down on employers who hire illegals. green cards could be awarded to immigrants who obtain certain advanced degree from american university. people here illegally would have to pass background checks and p
of questions at today's confirmation hearing. among them potential sequestration cuts at the pentagon, his views in the middle east and his views of women and gays in the military. the last two specifically will be asked in light of controversial comments made in the past seen as anti-israel and anti-gay. hagel is fighting back and apologizing. >> we chose this as the hagel war room. we are doing rapid response as issues come in. that's what you would expect in this confirmation process. >> as a measure of our progress as a nation and specifically as a community of lgbt individuals, within 24 hours senator hagel had issued an apology. >> so he has some folks on his side. the 66-year-old vietnam veteran says his views have been distorted but it will be an uphill battle. we'll see how it goes today. >> sounds like he will have to defend every comma and permed the way things are going. >> we are -- period the way things are going. >> and we're going back 13 years. he's certainly said a lot during those 13 years. he will have a lot of explaining to do on the hill. >>> the manti te'o girlfriend
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